Pistachio-Avocado Butter

Haas avocados are ripe when they turn almost black and give a little when gently squeezed.

This recipe goes with Crab Patties with Pistachio-Avocado Butter

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 1/3 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook pistachios in butter in a medium skillet, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Remove from pan, and cool.
  2. Mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Add toasted nuts, mayonnaise, and pepper.
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